Missing countries and territories

Last year I received covers from 41 countries that I was missing! A big THANK YOU to everybody, who helped growing my collection!

Nevertheless I am missing covers from a lot of countries. If your country/territory is on the list below, please send me a cover! I will reply with a nice one from Austria.

Africa: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Rep. Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Réunion, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan

Americas: Bequia, Dominica, Easter Island, Grenada & Carriacou, Martinique, Montserrat, Nevis, Redonda

Antarctica: Argentine Antarctica, British Antarctic Territory, Chilean Antarctic Territory, Kerguelen Islands, South Georgia, US South Pole Base

Asia: Abkhazia, Azerbaijan, Eastern Timor, Iraqi Kurdistan, Palestine, South Ossetia

Australia & Oceania: Cook Islands (Aitutaki, Cook I., Penrhyn, Rarotonga), Micronesia, Nauru, Niuafoʻou, Norfolk Island, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tokelau

Europe: Mt. Athos, Transnistria

Please send all covers to the following address:

8262 ILZ

#823 Nigeria 14/08/06

Nigeria 140806This nice letter from Nigeria was sent by Ahmed, thanks! It was posted in Ikoyi on August 6 and arrived on August 12, 2014.

The stamp is part of a set, which commemorates the Cross River Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli). The set was issued on March 26, 2008.

#822 Azerbaijan 14/08/07

Leyla sent me this nice postcard from Azerbaijan, thank you! It was posted in Baku on August 7 and arrived on August 12, 2014.

The picture depicts the Flame Towers skyscraper in Baku. The 2013 stamp on the backside commemorates the poet Mahsati Ganjavi (ca. 1089-1159).

#821 Portugal – Azores 14/07/16

Portugal - Azores 140716On July 21 I received this nice cover from the Azores. It was posted in Ponta Delgada on July 16, 2014.

The stamp is the EUROPA stamp of 2008, which was issued on May 9.

#820 Hong Kong 10/12/29

HK 101229This beautiful FDC from Hong Kong was sent by Trudy, thank you very much! It was issued and posted on December 29, 2010, and arrived on January 10, 2011.

The mini-sheet and FDC commemorate five lighthouses of Hong Kong: the Cape D’Aguilar lighthouse, the old and the new lighthouse on Green Island, the Tang Lung Chao lighthouse, and the lighthouse on Waglan Island.

See also: #708 Hong Kong 12/11/01

#819 Croatia 14/07/15

Croatia 140715This nice cover from Croatia was sent by Željko, thank you! It arrived on July 22, 2014. The postmark commemorates the Football Association of Zagreb County. It shows the place Sveti Ivan Zelina and date July 15, 2014.

The stamp commemorates the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. It was issued on June 12, 2014.

#818 Tristan da Cunha 14/04/03


Tristan 140403The philatelic bureau of Tristan da Cunha sent me this nice registered cover on April 3, 2014; it arrived on May 20, 2014. The whole letter was wrapped in transparent plastic foil and delivered via South Africa (see the registered sticker, which was applied on the foil).Tristan 140403reco

The stamps depict the Gough Bunting (Rowettia goughensis) and some Northern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes moseleyi). The stamps are part of the definitive set, which was issued on November 1, 2010.

See also: #789 Tristan da Cunha 14/04/01

#817 Burundi 14/07/16

Burundi 140716This very nice cover from Burundi, was sent by Déo, thank you very much! It was posted in Bujumbura on July 16 and arrived on July 28, 2014.

The stamp on the left depicts the edible mushroom Zambian slender Caesar (Amanita zambiana). The stamp is part of a set, which was issued on September 30, 1992.

The middle stamp commemorates the tree Mitragyna rubrostipulosa. It is part of the “Flowers” stamp set (issued June 26, 1995). The right stamp is part of the “Primates” stamp set, which was issued on December 1, 2011. It depicts the olive baboon (Papio anubis).

See also: #649 Burundi 13/03/30

#816 Argentina 14/05/19

Argentina 140519This nice cover from Argentina was sent by Tomas, thank you! It was posted in Villa La Angostura on May 19 and arrived on May 26, 2014.

The stamp set was issued on March 5, 2014. It is the UPAEP issue and commemorates Hugo Chávez (1954-2013).

#815 Switzerland 14/07/21

Switzerland 140721On July 20 I received this very nice cover from Switzerland, thank you Vural! It was posted in Geuensee on July 21, 2014.

The left stamp is part of the “Mushrooms”-set, which was issued on March 6, 2014. It depicts the chanterelle (Cantharellus cibarius). The middle stamp is the EUROPA stamp of 1975 and the right stamp is part of the 2014 EUROPA set (issued May 8) and depicts an Alphorn.

See also: #361 Switzerland 10/03/08

#814 British Virgin Islands 14/06/03

BVI 140603A few days ago I received this very nice cover from the British Virgin Islands. The letter was sent with the help of the philatelic bureau, thank you! It was cancelled at the T.B.L. Airport on Beef Island on June 3, 2014.

The mini-sheet was issued on January 30, 2014. It is part of the “Birds” stamp set and depicts an Antillean crested hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus).

#813 Germany 14/05/08

Germany 140508This very nice first day cover from Germany was sent by Igor, thank you very much! It was posted at the 24th International Stamp Fair in Essen on May 8 and arrived on May 14, 2014.

The left stamp is part of a set, which was issued on May 8, 2014. It is a stamp with surcharge for the Stiftung Deutsche Sporthilfe (a German trust for the aid of sportspersons). The stamp designs were drawn by the German cartoonist Uli Stein.

#812 Montenegro 14/05/31

Montenegro 140530On June 5 I received this cover, which I have sent from my trip to Montenegro. It was posted in Podgorica on May 31, 2014.

The stamp is part of the set “Art Through The Ages”, which was issued on January 31, 2014.

See also: #126 Montenegro 09/04/16

#811 Slovenia 14/04/02

Slovenia 140402This nice cover from Slovenia was sent by Stanko, thank you! It was posted on April 2 in Maribor.

The stamp is part of the set “Marsh Plants”, which was issued on March 25, 2011. The stamp depicts the hare’s-tail cottongrass (Eriophorum vaginatum).

#810 Switzerland 14/04/16

Switzerland 140416This nice Swiss cover was sent by Tristan, thank you! It was posted in La Côte-aux-Fées on April 16 and arrived on April 18, 2014.

The middle stamp commemorates the beaver. It was issued on March 8, 2012. The stamp on the right is the 2010 EUROPA stamp (issued on May 6). It commemorates the novel Heidi by Johanna Spyri.

#809 Estonia 14/04/16

Estonia 140416Another very nice cover from Estonia was sent by Evald, thank you! The cover was posted in the very small village of Anne (47 inhabitants) on April 16 and arrived on April 22, 2014.

The left stamp (issued March 20, 2014) commemorates the “Bird of the Year”: the common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis). The right stamp commemorates the “Bird of the Year ” 2013: the grey partridge (Perdix perdix). The stamp was issued on March 7, 2013.

The definitive stamp below was issued on February 19, 2014.

See also: #668 Estonia 12/07/31


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